Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hop, Hop...

Hello stamping friends.  I'm joining the Heartfelt Creations Alumni team this month as we share cards and projects created with fabulous Heartfelt Creations products.  I'm excited about the new releases coming out after CHA!

***Our hop begins today and will end Friday, January 30 at noon EST.  One lucky commenter will win 25.00 Gift Certificate to the Heartfelt Creations store BUT to be in the drawing, please make sure to leave some love on each post in the hop.  When the winner is announced on Saturday, January 31, He/She will have just 72 hours to claim the prize.  So come back here (or to any other blog in the hop) to see if you are the big winner and to find out what to do (other than the backflips you are already doing).***

I'm sharing two cards with you this month...I just couldn't get enough!  LOL

My first project is a card I made with some scraps from a Gelli printing escapade I had a few weeks ago.  I love that I can slather yummy acrylic paint all over it and stamp with my stamps, stencil, doodle with a stick, and sprinkle glitter all over it, slap a piece of cardstock or fabric onto the plate and then peel it off to create the most beautiful backgrounds!!!
I applied gold, taupe and brown acrylic paint to my Gelli plate with my Speedball Brayer.  I used the sentiment and the fern (both HC Retired) onto the wet paint on the Gelli plate before printing.  This lifted some of the paint and left a slight stenciled effect.  I then stamped and cut the flower from another scrap of painted paper.  I added some black lines with my black Copic fineliner and a little bit of Gold Stickles.  After the background was dry, I stamped with HC Ferns and the sentiment again. Spritzing the paper with some Gold Glimmer Mist helped give more dimension to the background.

I was able to cut four cardfronts using this printed paper.  Scoring some KRAFT cardstock with my Scor-Pal gave me the perfect gallery wall for my cardfront!  I think what makes this card most beautiful is the crocheted lace and ribbon- as well as the little Posy Patch flower that I diecut and popped up with some golden cording.  Perfect little card to send to someone special, just because.

Here's a closer peek at the posy.   I would have used some of my Golden Tailings Elements, but I ran out and need to shop for more!
Here's a closer look at the spritzed sparkle:
Yummy, delicious goodness, 'eh?!

My second card was created using some Clear Cardstock, Hanko Designs Tsumugi Pink Cardstock, and some Frosted Plastic Cardstock from my stash (for the flower). I think the brad is a MME, but I'm not sure.
I cut the clear cardstock into an A2 sized card and created a topfold crease using my Scor-Pal.  Then I diecut all of the dies in the Posy Patch die collection onto Frosted Plastic Cardstock. After cutting the flowers with my Grand Calibur, I stamped all but the big one with the flower in the Posy Patch Garden Delights set. Then I colored the back side of a few of the flowers using Copic R29 and R22. After that, I cut the pink cardstock using the Spellbinders Grand Labels 4.  I stamped this cardstock with the sentiment from Hope in the Lord set, then embossed it with clear EP.
To finish it off, I added some black ribbon and set the panel onto the clear card base with the brad. To cover the brad on the inside of the card, I glued an additional diecut Nestie to cover it up as well as to secure the ribbon on the inside of the "sandwich".  
I hope you enjoyed my creations and the hop thus far.  Please make sure to stop over to Glenda's blog for more Heartfelt inspiration!  

Here are the January 2015 hop participants just so you don't get lost.  ;)

Emilia van den Heuvel
Lisa Gregory
Kerry Urbatch- That's ME!

38 comments:

  1. Fantastic cards! Absolutely love the second one.....so precious ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Brandi. It was fun and I hadn't used that clear "paper" in forever so it was time to use it. Hoarders anon. here. LOL

      Delete
  2. Well my friend...two cards...aren't you just too smart! Love them both. Great designs and colors used!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, snow days mean I can have fun and go crazy stamping. WOOO!!!

      Delete
  3. the first card is so beautiful and elegant and the second one too! thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amarilys. They were so fun to create. Now to find the special recipients...

      Delete
  4. Beautiful cards - that acrylic one is very pretty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I was happy to finally cut one of those pieces of "plastic paper" up...after many years of hoarding.

      Delete
  5. oh boy, that first card is AMAZING! Love it and the flower is the perfect finishing touch. Just beautiful. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Chris...I really love my Gelli plate. If you don't have one, I really recommend getting one- soooo fun!!!

      Delete
  6. Beautiful elegance on the first....Love the natural look.
    The second card is so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks MerryM. I love to make somewhat-simple elegant cards and adding the embellies really make them pop!

      Delete
  7. Both cards are beautiful and the flowers are so fun! The first card in the sepia tones is just so elegant!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Caroline! I was in a golden-sepia mood that day, for sure!!

      Delete
  8. So different and oh so elegant!!! Both cards are simply stunning and I need to take some lessons from you!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jan. I like to experiment and do creatively unique things. :)

      Delete
  9. Love both cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Marjorie from TX

    ReplyDelete
  10. OMG the flower is stunning I am going to try this,I love how you manipulated the paper and did your own backgroung on the first card, great ideas thank you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Patricia. If you don't have access to the plastic paper I used to make the flower, you can recycle a gallon milk jug. :)

      Delete
  11. Both cards are beautiful! Love that vellum.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Loretta, thanks. It's actually not vellum, it's plastic- similar to the plastic in a milk jug.

      Delete
  12. What delightful cards, I especially love the first one. The gold tones are soft and beautiful. That card is really special, the whole process very interesting. Thank you for sharing you lovely pieces

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you JM. I really had fun creating these cards. Next month I'll have even more fun creations to share!!!

      Delete
  13. I love the soft, warm feel of your color combos. Your cards are quite beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Sheila. I appreciate it so much!

      Delete
  14. I like the background on the first card, but Holey Cow! got to your second card and WHERE DO YOU GET CLEAR CARDSTOCK!! That's amazing!!!!! tuned@bellsouth.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I provided the link to the clear cardstock that you can purchase at Heartfelt Creations. If you win the gift certificate, you might consider purchasing some...it's awesome!

      Delete
  15. Both are lovely but the pink one is my favourite

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Marion. I love the pink one too and the cardstock is some of my most favorite!!!

      Delete
  16. HI gorjuss cards, I love the sentiment too, thank you for the chance to win. x

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love both of your cards. I think I need to check into using the Gelli plate - what a great background.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Bonnie! I just LOVE using my Gelli plate. Clean-up is a breeze too!!! :)

      Delete
  18. Love the monochromatic card and it's fine details! Especially the gold rope around the flower!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you DAnn. I love metallic cording too!!!

      Delete